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foreign policy | Apr 16th, 2012

China Faces Even More Challenges Than America: James Fallows

James Fallows wants you to know three things about China: it has more problems than America; a fear of the country prevents people from taking it seriously; and its future is something absolutely no one can predict: "If anyone knows what's going to happen, you should stop listening to them," he said... Continue Reading →
foreign policy | Jun 29th, 2011

Andrew Bacevich on America's Waning Interest in War

In a recent Huffington Post piece, influential historian and military expert Andrew Bacevich writes that America goes through a feverish sort of delirium that manifests itself “in delusions of grandeur and demented behavior” every time wars are fought. The good news, says Bacevich, is that fevers... Continue Reading →
foreign policy | Jun 12th, 2011

Obama's former Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell

Most recently serving as President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell is ready to engage audiences with customized talks shedding light on issues affecting foreign policy, major corporations, and the political climate of the U.S. leading into the pivotal 2012... Continue Reading →
foreign policy | Jun 5th, 2011

Seymour Hersh: What if Iran Isn't Making a Nuclear Bomb?

In a recent New Yorker article, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh investigates whether rumors of nuclear weapons in Iran have been greatly exaggerated. It’s another in a series of remarkable reports that Hersh has produced on some of the major foreign policy issues of the... Continue Reading →
foreign policy | May 11th, 2011

Reza Aslan: With Osama bin Laden Dead, Four Key Questions Emerge

Here’s a guest blog post by Reza Aslan, on the aftermath of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Among the things to consider, as news continues to circulate, is this: Just how relevant is Bin Laden's death in "ending" the "War on Terror" and to the region as a whole? Aslan is an acclaimed Middle East expert, a... Continue Reading →